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Old 01-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #46
HPF Chris
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Originally Posted by 02black330ci View Post
Thanks Kenton, this is definitely useful information for all of us and thanks for keeping it in one thread. That other thread started to get me worries specially since I am not the only one that has the ticking noise. Lets see what he has to say about our similar symptoms.
We often see M3's with the typical Vanos tick. The ticking generally subsides after about 10-20 seconds upon startup. If it doesn't, most of the time a simple vanos adjustment fixes it which we do automatically on all built motors and on other M3's when people request it. In some cases (which is rare) we will find that the vanos is broken. In these cases we will either replace the broken parts if we have extras or sell the customer a used one from our shop or a new one at their request.

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